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    Replacing Mid-2000 Frame with 2010+ Frame (Same Vendor)

    What kind of issues do I have to check for if I am looking into replacing a Mid-2000 frame on my current setup with a 2010+ frame from the same manufacturer. Is that a big time gap where a lot of things will not be compatible with each other anymore? It is probably manufacturer-specific.

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    There could be some ,the first thing to check is the seat tube diameter if it is different then you need a new seat post and front derailuer. The steerer tube could be longer or shorter or have a different diameter(tapered v non tapered) The bottom bracket might be different also. What are the frames? Are they the same type(ie)cross country?You wouldn't want to try and use cross country parts on a downhill frame.

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    If you have cantilever brakes, make sure the new frame has the mounts...or remember to buy some disc brakes for the new frame (many only have the disc brake mounts now)

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    Ranger and CSC have both given you really good advice. Check your steerer tube length on the fork, does the new frame need a tapered fork (I'm sure your old one isn't), how much travel is the new frame designed around and how much does the old one have (don't vary by more than 20mm is a good standard), check your seat tube diameter because that could require you to buy a new seatpost and front derailleur. Also make sure you're getting the same 26 inch wheelsize bike, but that's should be a given. The new bike frame will probably only have disc brake mounts.
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